"Over the weekend, President Obama’s chief policy adviser Valerie Jarrett said that her boss would have a happy legacy because there was an absence of scandal in his administration. When first I heard this preposterous claim, I thought I had misheard it. Yet it is apparently true that President Obama and his team somehow can overlook recent history and behave as if events with which we are all familiar never happened."
Right at this very moment, we are being sold on this war by the media, politicians, intelligence agencies, as well as various other vested interests who benefit from imperial dominance abroad (unlike the vast majority of us who are severely harmed by it). When you understand that this is simply a huge sales pitch to herd the American public like sheep into a conflict that is not in their best interests, then everything you see and hear around you starts to make sense.
60 Minutes centered its coverage on a drop in stops and arrests by police, with a focus on blaming the police for creating a crime-filled environment, with scarce mention of the perpetrators behind the increase in violent crime. What was conveniently left out of the entire report?
"Today, New York City requires Uber and other companies to hand over a lot of sensitive personal passenger data, including where you're picked up on every trip. Now, New York City wants more. They're trying to force companies to tell them where you’re dropped off, as well."
"The request by the Chinese authorities to remove our apps is part of their wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by The New York Times of that country," Murphy said.
With 'the internet' no longer a credible vehicle for Silicon Valley’s wild fantasies and intellectual bullying of other industries - the internet clearly isn’t working for people - 'AI' has taken its place. Almost everything you read about AI is fake news...
After incorrectly predicting virtually every "surprise" for 2016 one year ago, the bulls better beware because in Byron Wien's list of "ten surprises" for 2017, the 83-year-old Blackstoner has turned decidedly bullish this time, and expects the S&P to surge to 2,500 while the US economy grows at a brisk 3%. With that, he may have just doomed any hope for a non-recession in 2017.
Migrants and asylum seekers at a refugee center in Cona near Venice, Italy set fires inside the facility and blocked the gates, forcing social workers to barricade themselves inside their offices, after a protest broke out over living conditions following the death of a young woman.
"I have been reflecting for quite a while on the destructive effects that fake and distorted media are having on our society’s well-being...This is not just a fringe media problem; it is a mainstream media problem... and it is questionable whether the world will be just fine if this fake and distorted media epidemic is not arrested."
"The reflation trade was strong out of the gate but has reversed a decent amount heading into the afternoon - the question isn’t why stocks have come in from their highs but instead why they were so strong to begin with."